Have Yourself a Recycled Valentine's Day

Published on NewsOK Published: January 23, 2013
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But if you do want to red, white, and chocolate it up, well then it's a perfect time of year for another DIY project made from recycled materials!

DIY Wine Cork Heart: I hope you've been saving your wine corks for DIY projects! This project is an artistic rendering of a heart shape, done in painted wine corks and framed. It was thought up and posted by Kristen, from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, exercises her handyman skills near San Diego, and blogs about her projects.

Peppermint Valentine Hearts: You know that bag of red and white peppermint hard candies that is sitting in your desk drawer getting stale? Now's the time to turn it into something cute. This project involves melting peppermint candies in heart-shaped molds.

Painted Valentine Rocks: This project rocks! (I couldn't resist.) You know how your kid insisted on bringing home a bag of rocks from the beach last summer, which he has never once opened to play with? If you stamp them with letter stamps dipped in craft paint, they will look like something expensive and romantic, except they are only rocks.

Upcycled X-mas Decor Valentine's Wreath: You're about to be transported to glue gun heaven. Whatever decorations you have hanging around from X-mas can be artistically glued to a heart-shaped wreath. Are you feeling the love yet?

DIY Metalwork Valentine: This involves all kinds of cutting metal and a lot of epoxy. It's time to get ready for some heavy metal love.

With all that said, I must be going. Remember: You are not a loser if you don't have a Valentine. You're a winner because you recycle.

Chaya Kurtz writes for Networx.com.

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